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Airframe Details for F-16 #78-0113

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Aircraft: : 78-0113
LM Aero T/V 62-39
Plant General Dynamics
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 78113
F-16B Block 5
Current USAF 78113
F-16B Block 5
Status [w/o]
Crew Chief during her time was SSgt. Chet Rider

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
23 Apr 1980 [act] 78113 F-16B Block 5
24 Apr 1980 [act] 78113 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16B Block 5
25 Jul 1983 [msh] 78113 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16B Block 5
Ran out of gas and ended up in the water of the Gulf of Mexico, near McDill AFB, Florida.
25 Jul 1983 [w/o] 78113 USAF 61 TFTS 'MC' F-16B Block 5

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Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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Errors and Omissions
Mar 30, 2017 - 09:47 PM
Mishap Incorrect

78-0113 went down in the Gulf of Mexico due to a fuel pump failure. It did not run out of gas. When the recovery crew brought her up, there was a crab living in the JFS inlet. The doors were still open because the pilot was trying to restart the engine until he ejected at around 1500 ft.

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